American Idol

‘American Idol’ Confirms Shortened Season, Sets Finale Date

The farewell season of “American Idol” premiered on Wednesday and it will be cut short by one month, unlike the previous fourteen seasons.

Like I said before, if FOX had done this earlier (shorter season), it may not have canceled the show since it would not have felt drawn out every year. Longstanding reality shows like Survivor, Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars have kept their competitions to a comfortable set of weeks and, surprise, they are still on the air with no threat of being canceled (yet).

Source: FOX

Source: FOX

The schedule from Billboard:

The three-night grand finale will kick off April 5 with American Idol: American Dream, a one-hour retrospective episode, featuring Ryan Seacrest, current and former judges, contestants and the behind-the-scenes team sharing their Idol memories.

Then, the remaining finalists will battle it out live from the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, April 6, at 8 p.m. The winner will be crowned Thursday, April 7, at 8 p.m. The series will end with a “farewell celebration” and the crowning of the 15th and final American Idol winner.

The “American Idol” farewell season premiere continues on Thursday night on FOX.

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